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doula reading picks

Recommended reading

While books cannot replace the preparation you would receive in a formal childbirth education class, they are great supplement! 

Sometimes it's hard to know what books are worth reading. 



Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth


Birthing From Within by Pam England


Your Best Birth by Rikki Lake


What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood by Sacks and Birndorf


Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read


Babies are not Pizzas by Rebecca Dekker


Mindful Birthing Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond

Book by Nancy Bardacke


The Birth Book by Sears


Expecting Better by Emily Oster


Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize


Giving Birth With Confidence by Lothian and DeVries



The Vaccine Book by Sears


Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp



The Woman Art of Breastfeeding


Making More Milk



Make Room for Daddy by Judith Walzer Leavitt


The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


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